Did you ditch the flowers?

posted 1 week ago in Decor
Post # 31
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I did lantern/candle centerpieces. Pretty low-key…we did 3 lanterns to a table – 1 big and 2 littles – and they were all mismatched metallics and whites…then laid fairy wire under them on the table. I had bouquets and boutinnieres and that was already pricey so I wanted to find another option for the centerpieces.

Post # 32
3500 posts
Sugar bee

My wedding plans have changed numerous times now but at one point I was considering potted herbs as center pieces.  I’m all about potted plants over flowers!

Post # 33
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

ariellabee :  I love manzanitas! Im doing 3 hanging 4″ globes per tree. The tree already comes with hanging crystals so it doesnt need too much. We’re using battery operated candles and glass globes. The globes are $1.25 on ebay, but Ive had 2 arrive broken and had to exchange them, luckily ebay is good so I didnt lose any $. The best part about plastic manzanitas is they’ll stay in tact and I can sell them all after, I couldnt with real flowers. Pretty cost effective.

Post # 34
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

 I love th look of greenery and candles. Since it’s considered fillers you can get it hella cheap. Also getting glass jars from dollar tree and tea light and floating candles from ikea! You can have a beautiful and extremely budget friendly centerpiece without flowers. As a matter of fact I might not even have flowers myself!

Post # 35
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We are doing succulents and cacti for our centerpieces! It costs less than flowers and we can make them ahead of time. We love that people can take them home and cherish them for a long time to come. A lot of succulents and cacti have flowers as well so it can be very colorful. The first two pictures are inspiration pics because our glass bowls look like that and the last picture is one I recently made for my future mother in law. The ones on the left that look like unbloomed flowers are called cuties and they bloom into the prettiest little flowers.

Post # 36
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

A wedding I went to recently had putterd herb/plants which the table was then named after and the favours were packets of seeds for that plant.  It was really nice 🙂  I also second candles, or if you can have paper lanturns they are very cool too.


We’re having paper lanturns (with battery operated bulbs) and jam jar flowers.  

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